How Ravens handle trash talking

January, 29, 2014
Coach John Harbaugh has changed the brash personality of the Baltimore Ravens over the years, especially when it comes to trash talking.

But there have been times when the Ravens' bad-boy image has surfaced, especially after big games. Case in point: Terrell Suggs after the Ravens beat the New England Patriots in last year's AFC Championship Game.

“These are the most arrogant [expletive] in the world starting with [coach Bill] Belichick on down. ... Ever since SpyGate they haven’t been able to win," Suggs said.

But he wasn't done. He wanted to rub it in that he was going to the Super Bowl in New Orleans while others were headed for another destination. As he exchanged high fives with teammates in the locker room, Suggs shouted: "[We) shut them out in the second half! Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl!"

On a scale of red (not allowed), yellow (within reason) and green (go for it), Harbaugh’s stance on trash talking is: Red.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter



Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.